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Property Watch: Rural Houses for sale under €300,000

On this week’s property watch, we are looking at houses in more rural parts of the county.

From Coolrain to Castletown, there are some stunning properties for those seeking the quiet life of the countryside.

With a historic Ballybrophy house and a couple of beautiful cottages, there is something for everyone.

The Station House, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois

The Station House, a charming two bedroom detached home set over 3 floors . There has been a train station in operation in Ballybrophy since 1847 and was first called Roscrea & Borris, was then renamed Roscrea & Parsonstown Junction in 1858, and renamed again in 1871 as Ballybrophy.

Accommodation includes kitchen/dining area, sitting room, family bathroom and two bedrooms. There is off street parking to the rear along with a mature private garden and outbuildings.

Windsor, Coolrain, Co. Laois

Situated at the foothills of the scenic Slieve Bloom mountains renowned for its hill walking and horse riding trails is just 7km from Mountrath and 4 km to the R445 (previously N7).
Many features include oil fired central heating , solid pine internal doors, PVC double glazed windows, fitted alarm, detached double garage, attic ready for conversion subject to planning permission, outside electrical sockets, fully re-insulated plus many more to numerous to mention.
Viewing is a must to fully appreciate this property.

Ballycleary, Castletown, Co. Laois

This superb property is magnificently located in rolling countryside of immense beauty and yet is within minutes of schools shops motorway and all amenities.

The property is exceptionally well appointed and boasts a stunning interior with quality family space.

Outside this house is without compare. An attractive stone faced wall defines the property and surrounds the pretty front and side lawns. To the rear is a further lawn and a superb large yard area. This yard is complimented by a superb double garage. Everything is beautifully finished.

Perhaps the most defining feature of this multi- featured house is the amazing view to the rear. A picture postcard panorama unfolds from the garden with rolling hills, verdant pasture and mature trees all combining to form one of the finest views to be seen from a home anywhere in the region.

Newtown, Skeirke, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois

This cosy three bedroom detached bungalow is located in close proximity the village of Borris-in-Ossory. The property sits on a c.1 acre site and enjoys a rural setting in a peaceful country side location, . The property is conveniently located with easy access to M7 and M8 motorways making Dublin just a 1 hour and 30 minutes away and commuter rail links at Ballybrophy train station (5km).

Viewing is highly recommended.

Aghoney, Timahoe, Co. Laois

The property has been meticulously upgraded throughout and has been insulated, wired for alarm, new solid fuel stove installed, wired for zoned central heating and new windows, doors, fitted kitchen, gutters, new septic tank installed and upgrade to well water system.

The property is located on a beautiful elevated site just off the main Timahoe / Swan Road and benefits from having a separate entrance to a yard with large shed (approx. 12m x 24m), dung stead, tank and remaining acreage.

This property should be viewed in order to be fully appreciated.

SEE ALSO – Property Watch: The five most expensive houses for sale in Laois


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